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#21 Repstock

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 03:41 AM

Was that a scratch-build air intake, or are there some purchasable accessories for this car? 

I understand at one time the intake was offered in photoetch, but I've never seen them. I scratchbuilt mine, you can see no two are exactly alike. 



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Posted 20 January 2013 - 10:11 AM

i have one of these in "almost-finished" condition and it's a great kit. i plan on snagging at least one more to hang on to.



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Posted 20 January 2013 - 03:25 PM

Is there anyway to convert the stake truck into the tractor version? I imagine that you can because it comes with the 5th wheel.



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Posted 21 January 2013 - 01:02 AM

If you know the wheel base, then cut the frame rails down since they say the

Cab frame rails are not in the box this time.



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Posted 21 January 2013 - 08:40 AM

That was why I waited until I found the kit with the white truck on the box. It has the short rails included!



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Posted 21 January 2013 - 10:07 AM

I would wait for that one but I got a steal on the stake bed version and the other one is to expensive.About how much would I have to take out of the frame?



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Posted 25 January 2013 - 08:07 PM

Anyone know if the re-release that showed a white Ford C Stake body truck on a medium blue background has the additional frame rails? I just ordered one to build this:

 

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This truck served in the neighboring town from where I first ran as a firefighter.



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Posted 26 January 2013 - 01:50 AM

David, I'm told that the "New " re-issue will only have the "Long " rails used normally in a straight truck configuration . The Stephens International re- issue had both .



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Posted 26 January 2013 - 07:06 AM

The second frame rails are for a Semi cab. (Very Short--Think IMC Dodge L700)

So you Want the stake bed chassis frame rails for that Rescue.

 

I would love to do the Young Canopy cab from Neville Island, Pa.

Too bad I have only a few hand drawn sketches with a few measurements.

Not sure what happened to her. was at a scrap yard last time I was up there.

 

I actually started one with the Napa box issue of the C, but had no measurements/pic's/drawings at the time.

The canopy is different than all others I have seen pic's of.

 

Hope to see this Rescue started.



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Posted 26 January 2013 - 07:25 AM

The second frame rails are for a Semi cab. (Very Short--Think IMC Dodge L700)

So you Want the stake bed chassis frame rails for that Rescue.

 

I would love to do the Young Canopy cab from Neville Island, Pa.

Too bad I have only a few hand drawn sketches with a few measurements.

Not sure what happened to her. was at a scrap yard last time I was up there.

 

I actually started one with the Napa box issue of the C, but had no measurements/pic's/drawings at the time.

The canopy is different than all others I have seen pic's of.

 

Hope to see this Rescue started.

Dan,

Is the canopy cab on the Neville Island piece different from our own Cargostar's resin canopy cab?  His is very well done, and exceptionally priced.  If you have any side view photos, you can use Tim Bongard's "Photogrametry" method to estimate your measurements.  HTH.


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Posted 26 January 2013 - 08:00 AM

Yea it is different.

Unless his had the side coming Straight down from the Belt line

instead of following the curve.

 

That is the problem, I Don't have pictures. I am not sure who I could ask either.

My Grandparents are both dead, and most of the rest of the family no longer

live on the Island.



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Posted 08 March 2013 - 09:09 PM

I have an incredible photo etch set from Harald Weber from Hamberg, Germany too!

 

 

Try this one:
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I had that old one and got the same response. This one should work.

 

 

I thought the p/e set came up in this topic, but I didn't see it. So that this info doesn't get lost, here's the original post by Len Woodruff: http://www.modelcars...c=25667&hl=c600



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Posted 08 March 2013 - 09:37 PM

There was a very nice, very extensive photo etch set made for the AMT C series kits by Harald Weber of Germany. You can see pics in my Fotki albums in the "in progress" folder.
 

http://www.public.fo...ber-photo-etch/

 

Found it in the C-600 reference pics topic: http://www.modelcars...showtopic=36901

 

Thanks for posting the link to pics of the p/e set, Ben. 

 

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 09:09 AM

Somewhere I've seen a reference to somebody doing a Mack conversion on these (maybe one of Evan's columns?). As for merc stuff, maybe a photo-etch set will eventually get offered; especially since the '69 Moebius shortbox will be virtually identical grill-wise to a '68 Merc (they ended production in april '68).

 

 

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 02:04 PM

Been watching this thread for some time now.  Excellent info and pictures; thanks guys! 

 

One thing no one has mentioned so far - at least that I saw from scanning the three pages of info here: 

 

I've been working for some time now on a C800 kitbash, and after building up the stake chassis, I was surprised at how short it was. 

 

Went to my kit stash and found the old AMT C800 Delivery Van (mid-late 1970's issue) and was stunned to figure out that it features a third wheelbase (the other two being the tractor and the stakebed frames).  This one is significantly longer than the other two, and thus includes an extra crossmembers and a carrier bearing for the (now) two-piece driveshaft.  

 

The good news, of course, is that this is the version that will be reissued later this year with the Pepsi livery.  

 

Best regards...TIM



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Posted 26 August 2013 - 05:25 AM

The question is: will the Pepsi version have the extra frame rails or not.  When Round2 reissued the stake truck, the extra frame rails were not included if I remember correctly.  They were included in the Steven's International reissue, though.



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Posted 21 October 2013 - 05:22 AM

No sadly the pepsi delivery doesnt include extra frame rails

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 09:40 AM

Here are the tractor version's framerails found in the 2005 RC2 era resissue. The transparent amber lights are not included in the 2005 RC2 kit, and the decal sheet is much smaller, too-- probably the same as what was included in earlier issues of the kit?:

 

 

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 10:49 AM

Looks like a nice kit Casey!  ;)  :P



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Posted 13 February 2014 - 08:01 PM

I have the semi in my stash with the almost see thru plastic, but i have no box, and the one i really want is the stake bed or box truck,